Kevin Lygo

ITV factual boss exiting

ITV’s director of factual, Richard Klein, is leaving the UK commercial broadcaster. Klein joined ITV from digital arts and culture channel BBC Four, where he was controller, in 2013. His departure follows Kevin Lygo replacing Peter Fincham as director of television at ITV, amid several executive changes. “It has been a great thrill to run […]

Bedell latest to exit ITV

ITV director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell following Peter Fincham out of the door at the UK broadcaster. Bedell has decided to step down from her post after seven years with London-based ITV, during which time she has commissioned and overseen shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, The X-Factor and Ant & Dec’s Saturday […]

Lygo to replace Fincham at ITV

Kevin Lygo is to become UK broadcaster ITV’s director of televison after current incumbent Peter Fincham decided to step down. Lygo (left) takes on the post after five years at ITV’s production division, ITV Studios, with Fincham (below, right) potentially returning to the indie sector. ITV Studios UK managing director Julian Bellamy (below, left) will […]

Montgomery appointed ITV America boss

ITV has appointed Brent Montgomery CEO of its restructured US division, which has been rebranded ITV America. Montgomery is the founder and CEO of US prodco Leftfield Entertainment, which is owned by UK-based broadcaster ITV. He effectively replaces Paul Buccieri, who exited ITV late last year to become president of the A&E and History networks […]

Ex-Endemol Studios boss joins ITV

Endemol’s former US Studios boss Philippe Maigret has joined ITV and will run scripted at its US division. Maigret (above) becomes president, scripted programming, at ITV Studios America overseeing its drama operation in the US. He is expected to start in the new role in early August having left his previous job earlier this month. […]

ITVS America eyes rejig as president exits

ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson has resigned, as ITV Studios US Group prepares to restructure. Adelson joined ITVS America in January 2014 after leaving her role as president of Dick Clark Productions. No official reason was given for her departure after 18 months in the post, but it is understood ITV Studios will not […]

ITV confirms £55m TwoFour acquisition

UK broadcaster ITV has confirmed it is buying Plymouth-based production and distribution firm TwoFour Group. The deal will see ITV pay LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, an initial £55 million for a 75% stake in TwoFour parent holding company Boom Supervisory Ltd, with a put and call option for the other […]

Objective chiefs launch ITV Studios prodco

Objective Productions foursome Andrew O’Connor, Paul Sandler, Matt Crook and Adam Adler are leaving the All3Media-owned prodco to launch an entertainment company with ITV Studios. They are creating Cats on the Roof Media, which will be an umbrella brand comprising three subsidiary prodcos that sits within the production wing of UK broadcaster ITV. Objective co-founder […]

ITV ‘set to buy Twofour’

UK broadcaster ITV is set to acquire Plymouth-based production and distribution group Twofour, a Media Guardian report claims. The deal’s value is not known, but could see Educating Essex producer Twofour fetch around £70 million (US$107.5 million), according the paper’s estimates. Twofour merged with Boom Pictures in October 2013, though the partnership has not been […]

ITV to sell Kevin Lygo’s BBC drama

ITV Studios’ programme sales arm will take international rights to Walter, the upcoming Kevin Lygo BBC drama. Lygo (pictured), managing director of ITV’s content and international arm ITV Studios, surprised the TV industry this week when he revealed he had successfully submitted the drama project – a cop show – to the UK public broadcaster […]